Xiamen's Middle School Students' Trip Characteristics Research

This paper analyses middle-school students' trip characteristics based on data from the 2009 Xiamen resident trip survey. Through statistical description of the differences in trip characteristics between residents and middle-school students, the authors find that middle-school students travel by bicycle more frequently, their trip distances are shorter, and their trips cluster heavily at a few points of the day (a tidal phenomenon, where students' busiest trip hours account for 15.91 and 10.36 percentage points more of their total trips than residents). According to a chi square test, trips made by bicycle are correlated with age (p<0.00001) and gender (p<0.05). Meanwhile, because of their simple trip purposes and short trip distances, walking and bicycling are the most common mode for students, constituting 70.92% of trips within the downtown area.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 200-206
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2012: Multimodal Transportation Systems—Convenient, Safe, Cost-Effective, Efficient

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  • Accession Number: 01499999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412442
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:34PM